Disney Shares New Exclusive First Look at ‘Moana 2’!

Moana 2 First Look
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In 2016, Disney introduced viewers to its first Polynesian princess with the release of its newest animated film, Moana. The film starred newcomer AuliĘ»i Cravalho as the voice of the title princess and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the demigod, Maui. Moana lived on an island that was slowly dying, but her people were too scared to leave. So, Moana leaves, determined to restore the heart of Te Fiti, and bring prosperity back to her home.

moana rowing in "How far I'll go"

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Even though the film was released nearly eight years ago, Moana fans’ love for the film has not slowed down. On April 3, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Moana was actually the most streamed movie of 2023. That’s right. During a year when Disney released films like Haunted Mansion, The Little Mermaid, and Elemental, the seafaring princess film topped them all.

Back in February, Disney shocked everyone when it announced that a Moana sequel film would be coming out THIS YEAR. The film was actually supposed to be a new series for Disney+, but what was made was so loved that Disney decided to turn it into a feature-length film. And that will be released in November.

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On April 3, Disney held its Annual Shareholders Meeting and, during the meeting, Bob Iger shared an exclusive first look at Moana 2! According to Iger, the film will take place three years after the events of the first film.

Disney also shared a little bit more about what viewers can expect from this highly-anticipated sequel film:

In Walt Disney Animation Studios’ all-new epic animated musical, Moana 2, three years since her first voyage, Moana is on an expansive journey in search of people beyond the shores of Motunui.

Joined by Maui and a brand-new crew of unlikely seafarers, Moana must journey to the far seas of Oceania and into dangerous, long-lost waters for an adventure unlike anything she’s ever faced.

Moana 2

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Related: Disney Announces THREE New Moana Projects

Iger also shared that Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson will return as the voices of Moana and Maui.

Disney is also currently working on a live-action remake of its original Moana film. We do not know much about the film at this time, but we do know that Dwayne Johnson will be returning to the live-action as well to play Maui.

Dwayne Johnson Moana remake

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Moana 2 is slated to hit theaters nationwide on November 27, 2024.

Will you be heading to theaters to see Moana 2 when it premieres? Let us know in the comments! 

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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